Every horse, like every human, is an individual, so it can be misleading to make broad generalisations. Horses come in a wide variety of sizes, shapes and also temperaments. There are also a wide range of training methods to choose from, so which one is right for you and your horse? Which one will help you to develop that special relationship that you've always dreamed of?
Humans have had a close association with horses for hundreds and thousands of years. Over the long period of time, attempts have been made by many to understand the nature of horses by studying their behavior in different circumstances.
Any rider or athlete will have undoubtedly experienced a bout of competition nerves in their sporting life and with it, can see just how debilitating this can be to us. Daniel Petho, of D.P Equine & Sports Performance Psychology tells us how we can eliminate our competition nerves through the use of psychology.
How many of us wait until January 1st to begin our new horsey training regime? I have to admit, here at Lofthouse Equestrian, not a year goes by without, 'Let's just get Christmas out of the way and then we'll really move them on'. We start the New Year with ever increasing optimism and energy.... as long as it falls on a Monday... You can't start anything until Monday.
You wouldn’t go skiing in the alps without thermals, gloves and a big warm coat. You wouldn’t play football without the correct trainers and shin pads. So, I hope you wouldn’t ride a horse without the correct hat, boots and breeches.